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Violins of Hope: Socalled With Strings

Saturday 25 May 2024 - On May 26, Montreal rapper Socalled will present the Calgary debut of a program of Yiddish songs with string quartet that has been presented internationally in cities such as Venice, London, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Paris, and more. The all-Jewish string quartet will demonstrate the historic instruments from the Violins of Hope collection. The evening will include a mix of lively and heart-wrenching Yiddish arrangements of art songs, folk songs, and klezmer music, featuring Socalled on vocals, piano and accordion. The Violins of Hope exhibition runs at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, from May 3 to June 16, 2024, showcasing a collection of historic string instruments from before and during the Holocaust. The restored instruments once belonged to victims and survivors of the Holocaust and now share the story that wherever there is music, there is hope. To purchase tickets to the concert please go to: - Event Details